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Old 04-14-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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I love this wool
My local Hobby Lobby is carrying this yarn. I can't find any thing about it/who makes it. Has anyone tried it? do you like it? For $4/skein am I getting exactly what I am paying for as in junk? And finally can it be used for a sweater?
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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Are you on Ravelry? It's the easiest way to find yarns.

So... it's a Hobby Lobby branded yarn.
93% wool, 7% nylon
219 yds
16 stitches over 4 inches
aran weight

3 Comments posted -

Twice people said it was thinner than listed
One said it was kind of itchy
One said it had thick clumps and a couple knots
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
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Crocee, I haven't used the ILTY wool, but I have used the acrylics, and I haven't had any problems. Sorry I haven't used any of the other.
Good luck.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:29 AM   #4
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What wool is that? I see no link, no pic....
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:33 AM   #5
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From the other comments, I gather it's a wool called "I love this wool" by Hobby Lobby. I haven't seen it, used it, or heard of it before, though.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:27 AM   #6
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I've never tried it either but here's a link:
http://www.craftsetc.com/store/depar...=0&perpage=all
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:37 AM   #7
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given that hoblob is my least favorite place to buy yarn - I hate the quality of their yarn bee brand - it's so cheaply made!! But, I have discovered that I like their ILTY 100% cotton. It's very soft and seems to be of good quality, and what a bargain, price-wise! (but like ALL cottons, it does stretch!) I'm halfway through a second summer sweater knit from it.

I have not tried the ILTY wool, only because it has nylon in it, and I'm an anti-synthetics snob. But I would certainly consider it for socks...
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #8
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Oh, haha....I misunderstood. How tricky is that?!!! a yarn called "I love this wool". Too funny.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:41 PM   #9
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I haven't used it yet, but it looks nice, and it feels softer than Patons Classic Merino.

Here are some things others have made with "I Love This Wool" on Ravelry:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27335746@N05/3360596099
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7897485@N04/3292455389
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21184947@N03/3187242980
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20469769@N08/3121187150
http://www.flickr.com/photos/77764546@N00/3428116926
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:54 PM   #10
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Those knitted items look great, Shandeh. Thanks for sharing.

I think I'm going to rename my handmade soap bars, which I sell at a local fine arts shop: "I Love this Soap". What do you think? hehe
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